The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 119 94 99
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 12 31 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.69% 1.60% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.70% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 14
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £70,000 £73,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
Solutions Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1672 1822 1476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.15% 93.97% 94.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1387 1464 1199
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region.

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 3 £60,000 - 2
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Knutsford -4 1 £62,500 +4.16%
Chester -7 1 £55,000 -4.34%
Warrington - 1 £50,000 - 1
Daresbury - 1 £50,000 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 15 (44.12%) TOGAF
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (20.59%) Web Development
5 7 (20.59%) .NET
5 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
5 7 (20.59%) Banking
6 6 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Web Services
6 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
7 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
7 5 (14.71%) Citrix
7 5 (14.71%) Investment Banking
7 5 (14.71%) Retail
8 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
8 4 (11.76%) Wireless
8 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
8 4 (11.76%) VMware
8 4 (11.76%) ERP
8 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.76%) Middleware
8 4 (11.76%) DevOps
8 4 (11.76%) SABSA
8 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Wireless
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 5 (14.71%) Retail
3 5 (14.71%) Investment Banking
4 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
4 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
6 2 (5.88%) Law
6 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) SCADA
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Life Science
4 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) TOGAF
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (20.59%) Web Development
5 6 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.76%) SABSA
6 4 (11.76%) DevOps
6 4 (11.76%) Wealth Management
6 4 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
6 4 (11.76%) Software Architecture
6 4 (11.76%) ERP
6 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.82%) ITIL
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.82%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C#
1 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) GxP
1 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) XenApp
3 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.88%) XenServer
5 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Citrix
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) AppSense
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) Google
4 1 (2.94%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.94%) Apple
4 1 (2.94%) Symantec
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago